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Thread: Sadness on Craigslist =/

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    Unhappy Sadness on Craigslist =/

    Piddling on craigslist this morning, and saw this: http://charlotte.craigslist.org/art/3787740893.html He is selling his mom's quilt stuff. Blocks, a top, yardage. Lots of pictures that show what she was thinking. Her projects seem to be defined so clearly, and he is just letting it all go. There was a thread recently about what happens to our 'stash' when we kick it. I guess she didn't have any plans, and I suppose her children don't sew at all. I wish he would save it for his children to decide if they are going to sew or quilt. I thought about offering that suggestion, but I don't want to be rude. If anyone is interested in this, I will help where I can. I am actually pretty close. I am tempted, but I can't afford it, and I have TOO much stuff that *I* need to move out!! ;0))

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    What a shame...... I think about what will happen to all my stuff once I'm gone. I have 1 daughter, 1 granddaughter, 1 great granddaughter.... none sew or quilt. Both my sons would just sell it all at a garage sale. I said all of this once when everyone was around and my sister-in-law spoke up and said she gets 1st dib on my crafts corner (actually it's most of the basement). But, I won't be there and they can do whatever they want. Everyone that deals with a stash such as this guy's mom's has to deal with it their own way, I guess.

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    That is pretty sad. The next generation does not always have the same interests. My parents were genealogists. I care nothing about researching the family history. Just give me the full story. Hope that stuff he is selling, goes to someone who will care for it.
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    oh my when I kick the bucket at least I have 1 crafty daughter waiting to take my fabric and machines.Her kids are also crafty.My other daughter would not want any of it,she wants my car and shop tools,lol. they will not fight they want different things.there may be some fabric hitting a sale but not a lot.
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    We all value different things in life and from life. That's what makes us human. It's just a small smattering of stuff that many people would have just tossed in the dumpster, so I give him credit for offering it to others who can use it.
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    Gosh, I sure wished I lived closer, I'd get it in a heartbeat, although I don't know where I'd put it all, but I'd find a place. LOL As far as what happens to my stash after I'm gone, my granddaughter is looking forward to getting it, even though she doesn't sew or quilt, she still wants it.

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    Maybe another perspective. Well atleast he is not burning it. My dad did that with all my mom's stuff, not quilting though. Also if some one pays for it they are more likely to use it and put a value to it versus recieving it for free. Hopefully it will find a good home this way. Atleast he bothered to bring it along from another state.
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    I have instructed my family,that after I croak,they are to invite my quilting buddies over,let them take what they want,serving appropriate beverages.
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    I went to a tag sale at a quilters house, awhile back.. She had passed away four years previous. Everything in her upstairs rooms were just the way she left them. She was a hoarder of things for quilting.. She was in her fifties, and she couldn't possibly have used up all of what she had. It was very upsetting to say the least. She had no children, and the husband's girl friend was not interested in quilting.. Women from the woman's guild came over to help the husband with selling her stuff.. but they couldn't possibly have sold it all in the two days, and he had sold the house. I don't have a clue what became of the rest of it..

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    I'm looking at this from another viewpoint after talking with a quilting friend this morning. She brought me two quilt tops to be quilted. I was looking forward to doing them, as she is a wonderful piecer and has a great eye for color. We laid them out, and she told me she hadn't made either one - she had bought them from a lady whose mother had passed away and had all sorts of tops made up (the ones she brought me are very nicely pieced, too). I don't know the "rest of the story." Perhaps the family members all had enough quilts to last them for centuries. Maybe they didn't like the colors in these tops. Maybe the mother had instructed them to sell all of her quilt tops, etc. Maybe they simply do not like quilts (yes, it happens) or did not want to invest money into having them quilted and bound. Regardless of the reason, the tops ended up in the home of someone who truly will enjoy and appreciate them and is willing to spend time and money to have them finished. So even though the family did not want them, they are going to make someone else very happy. The family could very well have thrown them out or used them for dog beds or grease rags, but they didn't. I thank them for that!

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